Video from surveillance or CCTV systems can be a make or break component of a matter. Video recorded from an Oklahoma woman’s security system will likely take center stage as she deals with a charge of second-degree arson and discharging of a firearm into a dwelling.
As reported by KLTV, when fire investigators arrived at the scene of a condemned house fire in Del City Oklahoma, they were alerted of an ongoing feud between the owners of the home and their neighbor. A video surveillance system was noted on a neighboring residence and the device was taken into custody for review. The city police department’s computer forensic investigators were able to extract video from the system that showed the owner of the device shooting a pistol into the home over the fence that separates the properties. The video goes on to show the woman throw a flaming bath towel into an open door starting the blaze. Luckily the home was vacant at the time of the fire, but hardly a neighborly thing to do!
These days, surveillance systems are popping up almost everywhere as their cost drops and home and business owners opt to install the devices. Digital video surveillance systems share more in common with modern computers than their VHS tape-based predecessors. Because of this, many of the digital forensic techniques Sensei uses to analyze computers can also be applied to these machines. We are able to extract and authenticate data from almost all systems and even attempt recovery of previously existing or deleted video.
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